Domesticity and difference: male breadwinners, working women, and colonial citizenship in the 1945 Nigerian general strike.

@article{Lindsay1999DomesticityAD,
  title={Domesticity and difference: male breadwinners, working women, and colonial citizenship in the 1945 Nigerian general strike.},
  author={L. Lindsay},
  journal={The American historical review},
  year={1999},
  volume={104 3},
  pages={
          783-812
        }
}
  • L. Lindsay
  • Published 1999
  • Sociology, Medicine
  • The American historical review
FROM JUNE 22 TO AUGUST 6, 1945, around 40,000 Nigerian workers-mostly civil servants and railwaymen in Yorubaland in the southwest-stayed off their jobs to protest the government's refusal to raise wages after years of acute inflation.' Scholars have seen the general strike as a turning point in Nigerian labor history as well as part of a larger movement of African nationalism, in which workers achieved a remarkable degree of class unity, broad segments of the population openly defied the… Expand

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